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    Re: Houston Astros reduce offer to Brady Aiken.Pull offer to Nix.

    Basically you punt your whole draft over a $3 million dollar difference.


    I defended the Astros low payroll with the idea that they would have money to spend in ensuing years and they didn't want to waste any beforehand. Now I am thinking Crane is just a cheap SOB.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Houston Astros reduce offer to Brady Aiken.Pull offer to Nix.

    Here's where it gets fun....

    Luhnow made a statement that he tried to contact Casey Close today, who is the adviser for Aiken and Nix.

    The problem with that is that Close is not allowed to deal directly with the teams on the behalf of the players or he is considered an agent, which destroys the players college eligibility.

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    Re: Houston Astros reduce offer to Brady Aiken.Pull offer to Nix.

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Here's where it gets fun....

    Luhnow made a statement that he tried to contact Casey Close today, who is the adviser for Aiken and Nix.

    The problem with that is that Close is not allowed to deal directly with the teams on the behalf of the players or he is considered an agent, which destroys the players college eligibility.
    Zero percent chance that was an accident...

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    Re: Houston Astros reduce offer to Brady Aiken.Pull offer to Nix.

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Here's where it gets fun....

    Luhnow made a statement that he tried to contact Casey Close today, who is the adviser for Aiken and Nix.

    The problem with that is that Close is not allowed to deal directly with the teams on the behalf of the players or he is considered an agent, which destroys the players college eligibility.
    Luhnow taking lessons from Amaro in Philly?
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    Re: Houston Astros reduce offer to Brady Aiken.Pull offer to Nix.

    These three are probably going to try to be declared free agents by an arbiter. Not a bad bet on their part, in my opinion.
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    Re: Houston Astros reduce offer to Brady Aiken.Pull offer to Nix.

    I bet all of Houston's fan are pretty upset right now, especially after finding out that Craig Biggio just retired. Oh wait................

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    Re: Houston Astros reduce offer to Brady Aiken.Pull offer to Nix.

    Quote Originally Posted by JayBruceFan View Post
    I bet all of Houston's fan are pretty upset right now, especially after finding out that Craig Biggio just retired. Oh wait................
    How about the fans that bought the Brady Aiken jerseys from the team shop?

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    Re: Houston Astros reduce offer to Brady Aiken.Pull offer to Nix.

    What a total botch of the first overall pick.

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    Re: Houston Astros reduce offer to Brady Aiken.Pull offer to Nix.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gallen5862 View Post
    What a total botch of the first overall pick.
    They botched their entire draft. They had money to sign Aiken and Nix, even if they stuck with Aiken at his original agreed to $6.5M. They wound up with neither of them.

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    Re: Houston Astros reduce offer to Brady Aiken.Pull offer to Nix.

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    How about the fans that bought the Brady Aiken jerseys from the team shop?
    Hopefully the rest of the unsold jerseys can be sent to the same villages as the Superbowl losers champions t-shirts!

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    Re: Houston Astros reduce offer to Brady Aiken.Pull offer to Nix.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Basically you punt your whole draft over a $3 million dollar difference.


    I defended the Astros low payroll with the idea that they would have money to spend in ensuing years and they didn't want to waste any beforehand. Now I am thinking Crane is just a cheap SOB.
    It really is a fine line between clever and stupid.
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    Re: Houston Astros reduce offer to Brady Aiken.Pull offer to Nix.

    "But in the computer simulation, we got all three picks signed under slot 62.8% of the time."
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    Re: Houston Astros reduce offer to Brady Aiken.Pull offer to Nix.

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    "But in the computer simulation, we got all three picks signed under slot 62.8% of the time."
    No.

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    Re: Houston Astros reduce offer to Brady Aiken.Pull offer to Nix.

    Could happen: Nix will file a grievance and win his 1.5M, thus making the Astros over slot and they will forfeit their next two years first round picks. Ouch. Not to mention the legal fees they will surely rack up. All over a 3M difference/dispute.
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    Re: Houston Astros reduce offer to Brady Aiken.Pull offer to Nix.

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    No.
    61.4%?
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.


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